Increase intimacy in your love relationships and create safety by living positive
values. . . You can use those values to create emotional and spiritual depth in your life.

 

 

 

 

  Other books by Benjamin Conley:
The Spiritual Connection: Values, Faith, and Psychotherapy
Taking the Fear Out of Being Close
Making Relationships Work
The Meaning of Love
Affirming Feelings

 

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Books about positive values, spirituality, and counseling

Success in Marriage

The mystery of success in marriage is gone. Here is an understandable description of what sanctifies the marital relationship and what pollutes it. The information is learnable for those who wish to do so.

Many of us learn what works well by practice and absorption in our family growing up. Our parents knew how to relate well, and we learned from them. Even so, our parents were probably not perfect and we could learn a bit more to make our marriage even richer.

Others of us survived much pain from learning how to survive in our browing up years, and now are in the position of teaching ourselves the positives our parents didn't have to give us.

This book will stimulate your awareness of what works and what doesn't, and suggest some ways to build the positives into your most intimate relationsihp.

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Contents
 

Introduction: Falling in Love

22

The Emotional Basis of Falling in Love
5
Our Partner's Strength May Stir Our Fears
6
The Power Struggle
6
Creating New Experiences
9

Love: What Makes Relationships Go Well
11
Three Meanings of Love
13
Three Ways to Treat One's Partner Well
15
Summary: Love As Acceptance
17

Five Basic Threats: What makes Relationships Go Sour
19
Force - Attack
20
Rejection - Withdrawal
21
Contempt - Devaluing
22
Intrusiveness - Rescuing
23
Blame - Criticism
24

The Application of Love
25
Valuing the Person
25
Valuing Individual Responsibility
26
Valuing the Other's Point of View
27

Ways to Maintain Safety and Nurture
29
Safety -Elimination of Five Basic Threats
30
Nurture -Creation of Three Basic Affirmations
32

Written Exercises
34
How we learn from childhood experience to think, act, and feel in the present
 


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